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August 2020

17th Nantucket Race Week

August 8 - August 16
Nantucket MAUnited States+ Google Map

Normally nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies and parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club and the largest fundraiser for Nantucket Community Sailing, Race Week 2020 will be limited, pending governor’s guidelines regarding organized racing events. The 48th Annual Opera House Cup Regatta for classic boats on Sunday, August 16, this year featuring the DragonFlite 95 radio controlled boat regatta, is ON!

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Paddle for the Sound 2020

Paddle, sail, run or walk to help Save the Sound! August 14 - 31   Our friends at Save the Sound have announced that due to COVID-19, this year’s edition of their popular Paddle for the Sound event will be virtual, and they’re opening it up with many more ways to participate. Enjoy our great outdoors while fighting for regional environmental protection. You can keep your Long Island Soundkeeper on the water tracking down pollution at its source,…

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The 29th Annual WoodenBoat Show

August 14 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Presented by our friends at WoodenBoat Magazine and hosted by our friends at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut, this one-of-a-kind show is bigger and better than ever, with more in-water and on-land boat exhibits, reader-built boats, expert skills demonstrations, marine vendors, families building their very own boats, and so much more. Advance tickets are available at thewoodenboatshow.com.

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16th Annual Ida Lewis Distance Race

August 15 - August 16

© Michele Almeida With new Presenting Partner Jeanneau America, this world-class race hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club is open to boats 28 feet or longer. The race starts and finishes off Newport, RI and uses a choice of six courses (two of them newly added this year), ranging from 33 to 169 nautical miles, to send teams on either an overnight coastal race or – new for 2020 – a day race on Narragansett Bay. For…

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J/Fest Regatta

August 15 - August 16
Sail Newport, 72 Fort Adams Drive
Newport,RI02840United States
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Our friends at Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island welcome J/80, J/70, J/105 and all J/Boat classes who wish to compete in the PHRF division (Sunday only) for another fantastic J/Fest!

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31st New England 100

August 15 - August 16

Hosted by our friends at Sail Newport in Newport, Rhode Island and open to all non-singlehanded beach catamarans, this test of speed, skill, and toughness covers 100 miles on Narragansett Bay. Courses each day will be between 18-50 miles depending on forecast conditions. This year’s race honors the memory of New England 100 chairperson, friend, and amazing sailor Sandra Tartaglino (pictured at the helm of her NACRA 17 with crew Jonathan Farrar), who competed in every NE100 since the…

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4th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta

August 21 - August 23
Boston Yacht Club, 1 Front Street
Marblehead,MA01945United States
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Hosted by Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts and honoring a sailing legend, the THR includes racing for ORRez classes, PHRF classes, One-Design classes including J/105s, J/70s, and Vipers, a Distance Ocean Race Friday night for full crewed or Double-Handed racers, and Jib & Main classes.

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New York Yacht Club 166th Annual Regatta

August 28 - August 30
New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court, 5 Halidon Avenue
Newport,RI02840United States
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North America’s oldest annual regatta features three great days of racing including the separately scored Around-the-Island Race on Friday, 8/28. Competition will take place in ORC, PHRF, multihull and one-design classes and during the Two-Day Series organizers intend sail in the format that the fleets are accustomed to – i.e. drop mark buoy racing for most and navigator racing for some. The focus of this year’s event is getting back on the water and sailing. At this time, there are no planned shoreside or…

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75th Ram Island Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

August 29
Ram Island Yacht Club, 60 Front Street
Noank,CT06340United States
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© John K. Watson The 75th Ram Island Yacht Club Invitational Regatta, hosted by our friends at Ram Island Yacht Club in Noank, Connecticut, is open to all boats with a minimum length of 18 feet, with handicap and one-design classes based on competitor interest. YachtScoring.com will be used for the management of the race.  The Notice of Race (NoR), notice board, registered boats, and registration are available at https://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=12946 Final classes will be determined by the Race Committee. Courses…

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Newport Dinghy Regatta

August 29 - August 30
Sail Newport, 72 Fort Adams Drive
Newport,RI02840United States
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© Allen Clark/PhotoBoat.com With the growth of interested classes in recent years, the Newport Regatta will now be split into two events, this one showcasing the dinghy classes to end the summer season with a bang! For more information, contact Sail Newport Regatta Manager Matt Duggan at 401-846-1983 or [email protected]

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